The designer charity jumble sales that got Vogue fashion magazine and the Sunday Times talking are coming to Middlesbrough Fashion Week. A WAY OUT, a charity for at risk women and young people are to host Rags and Muffins at the Dickens Inn pub, Southfeild Road in Middlesbrough on Saturday 28 May.
“These are not ordinary jumble sales,” says A WAY OUT’s CEO Jessie Jacobs, “we have been getting Teesside’s Who’s Who and A-listers to raid their wardrobes for designer rags that we will sell to raise funds for the life changing work of our charity. The church hall, cups of tea and cake stalls have been replaced with a trendy bar, cocktails and designer cupcakes.
Middlesbrough Fashion Week is the perfect platform to launch this new and exciting event.
The trend for charity designer sales was started by Gwyneth Paltrow who launched Rumble in the Jungle in 2008. “The stigma attached to second-hand clothes disappeared a long time ago. Everyone loves vintage, but it can be expensive. Jumble sales are cheap,” says Karolina Hedstrom, who runs Wills-Moody, the rock ’n’ roll themed jumble sale in London. “The price is right and the spending is virtually guilt-free, but what of those fussy knits? We sell clothes you actually want to wear.” Hedstrom says. These are jumble sales for the fashion conscious, 21st century shopper.
At the Rag’s and Muffins events, shoppers will also be entertained with a DJ and a vintage fashion show. People are advised to arrive early, to get their hands on the best bargains and to take advantage of the Bucks Fizz reception.
Tickets are £5 (£3 with an NUS card) and can be bought in advance from Sarah Jane (07912978170). The event runs from 1-5pm. The Dickens Inn is located 4 Southfield Road, TS1 3BZ. Tel: 01642 242 621
A Way Out stands for At Risk Women and Youth Outreach. It is an award winning charity on both a regional and a national scale. Founded in 2002, A Way Out now delivers services to women and young people, aimed at improving lives. These include community youth work, personal development and alternative education. We engage with hard to reach groups and look to make significant and measurable changes to individuals and the community around them. A Way Out is based in Stockton-on-Tees, at The Gate, along the quayside but can deliver services throughout the North East.
For more information about a Way Out’s work and Rags and Muffins, contact Sarah Jane on 01642 655071 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/awayoutcharity